Monday Motivation- I’m a Runner Because I Run

(Source: Pinterest)

(Source: Pinterest)

I saw this on Pinterest and really loved it. I’ve been thinking about what makes someone a runner a lot these days and I think anyone who runs is a runner, just like this quote says. I’ve heard so many people say, “Well, I’m not really a serious runner because I only run a few miles a week.” Or, they think because they don’t race often they’re not runners. But I don’t think any of that is true. If you run, you’re a runner. It doesn’t matter if you run 9 miles a week of 60 miles a week. Be proud of it and run with 100 percent of what you have. Happy running this week!

Monday Motivation: You Were Born to Run

Ok, I’m still beaming from my successful 20-miler this weekend, a distance PR, and when I saw this graphic on Pinterest, it basically summed up my thoughts perfectly. We were all born to run and be our own runners. Just because we may not be as fast as someone else, or be able to go as far as another runner, we are all runners. Relish in your successes and learn from your hardships. It’s all part of the process and it’s the reason I love running. Happy running this week!

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(source: Pinterest)

{Monday Motivation} Life is Too Short

I had one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time with some of my best friends and my family. I went back to Massachusetts to run a race and spend the weekend with friends I hadn’t seen since I moved to Pennsylvania. We did a lot of running and catching up and I couldn’t have asked for more. I hope y’all had great weekends too! Happy running this week!

3.18.13 life is too short

Monday Motivation: Strength Will Find You

If you live on the East Coast, especially in the northeast like myself, you probably experienced the insanely beautiful weather this weekend! This weather put me in such a great mood and my 16-miler went better than I ever could have expected because of it. After a terrible long run the weekend before, my long run this weekend left me feeling strong and confident. I hope everyone has great runs this week. Happy running!

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(source: Pinterest)

Monday Motivation: May All Your Trails…

I’m halfway through training for the Big Sur International Marathon and if I’ve learned one thing so far, it’s that training for a marathon can be lonely. I do the majority of my long runs and training runs alone and while I can find zen and peace on the long run, it can be challenging. However, in the end, when I’m standing at the starting line on April 28, I’ll take solace in knowing I did everything in my power to get there on my own. And to me, there’s no greater accomplishment than that.

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(via Pinterest)

Monday Motivation: Don’t Stumble Over Something Behind You

Sometimes, the past has a way of creeping up into the present. Unfortunately for me, this happens more often than I would like. I have gotten better at not letting the past impact my present or the future but it always helps to have a little reminder. I have big dreams and goals for the future and I can’t let something (or someone) in the past cripple my future. I’m moving fast and I have no time to stumble.

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

Monday Motivation: Blown Your Own Mind

Well, this weekend, I blew my mind and ran 16 miles- my longest distance ever. If you told me a year ago I’d be training for a marathon right now I would have laughed in your face. Running was never something I thought I’d be able to do but here I am training for a marathon, and not just any marathon, Big Sur! So do it, once in a while, blow your own damn mind. Happy running and training this week!

BLOW YOUR OWN MIND

Monday Motivation: Draw a Map and Run

It’s been a VERY busy last couple of days with the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend I went to with Runner’s World but it was an amazing weekend. I ran the half-marathon (race recap to come later) and hit a HUGE PR! The race gave me the confidence to go forward with the 2013 run resolution a little sooner than I planned (again, post to follow) but I’m feeling good about it and can’t wait to start. Meanwhile, a little Monday Motivation is always good and I saw this graphic on Pinterest and had to share it. Run strong this week!

draw a map and run